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02/14/2006

Anita Bryant, your crown has been passed

by Jeremy Hooper

Imagine you took every claim about homosexuality that the country's most anti-gay leaders had ever espoused and weaved them into a storyline criticizing and stigmatizing homosexuality within an inch of its existence. Yea, that scenario would be like an episode of "Queer Eye" compared to this:

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    Yes, now appearing on the Concerned Women For America's humble home on these here Internets is "Fairy Tales Don't Come True," a piece written by Mission America's Linda Harvey (pic.). Through the tale of a homosexual named "Josh," Harvey decries the gays to a point where even Fred Phelps might be like, "Whoa, easy tigress -- oh, and God hates everyone." Of course "Josh" wasn't born gay, but he was made to be gay via all of the usual societal factors:

Does "Josh" come from an unhappy home? You betcha'

Absentee father? Check.

"Homosexual agenda" in every aspect of Josh's culture? Of course it is.

So what is one solution Harvey offers to keep such things from occurring? She spews, and we quote:

When people have views supporting homosexuality, they should not be involved with youth in any way, period. Because they:

* will provide inaccurate, misleading information to kids;

* may limit a student's opportunity to hear warnings about the behavior;

* may advocate or model inappropriate behavior;

* may be directly involved in the molestation of kids themselves; or

* may be in a position to allow others to do so.

Harvey then goes on further deny that we're born gay, claim that we recruit, and warn that homosexuals have their "identities molded around the homosexual lifestyle through a combination of persuasion and circumstances." Oddly, one's brain telling them that they don't enjoy vagina is not one of the "persuasions or circumstances" cited. Molestation and having a homosexual teacher, however, are.

So how does "Josh" end up? Why, he's a successful Opthamologist who lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his partner of fifteen years, of course. Oh, no, silly me -- that's the scenario we actual homosexuals see play out in real life; my mistake. Josh dies an early death of something. It's hinted it might be AIDS, but it's presented as if "the gay" alone is enough to render him dead by 45 or 55, tops (It should be noted that this age range has long been used by "pro-family" types in quoting early death rates of homosexuals. What they don't tell you is that this figure is pulled from an ancient, flawed study by Dr. Paul Cameron, a man who has been debunked been most every organization on the planet).

Ms. Harvey leaves her reader with the question, "Why can't Josh be told the rest of the story before it's too late?" Always ones to comply, we'd like to say, "JOSH -- Refuse to be stigmatized, always use condoms, don't be a slut, don't fall hardcore into the drug scene, don't ever let one tell you you're second rate, find you a nice man, settle down, have an amazing life." That's the "fairy tale" we know to be truth.

Fairy Tales Don't Come True [CWA]
(Hat tip to our friends at Public Lounge)

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